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I’m Not A Mind Reader

10 comments | June 12th, 2012

(story submitted by Michelle T, a Chestist)

I'm not a mind reader.  I don't know what you want or are thinking unless you tell me.  I can try my hardest to figure it out.  I can guess and look for the signals but I can not read your mind. I do not know why you expect me to.  It is not fair. {end story}

We don't know who in her life Michelle's talking about, but we do know that sometimes some people think that if they think it we should get it just through osmosis.  We can all also be guilty of doing the same thing ourselves every now and agin, no?  You ever expect anyone to read your mind?  Anyone in your life expect you to be reading theirs (partners, bosses, husbands, friends…).  Do tell.

10 comments

  • 118

    Posted on June 12, 2012

    My boss always expects me to read his mind and gets angry when I ask a question because I can’t.

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  • Reene

    Posted on June 13, 2012

    My BF expects me to know when I have pissed him off. He goes totally silent as a way of letting me know I have upset him. It makes me crazy! I think that’s just the way they handled things when he was growing up. It’s tough to break the pattern.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted on June 14, 2012

      My ex was like that. He would just go silent or disappear, expecting me to know exactly what I did (or didn’t do). It’s the wrong way to handle things, because the uncommunicative person gets so resentful, and we are left confused and emotionally drained.

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  • Julia

    Posted on June 13, 2012

    I love my sister, but she is the complete opposite of a mind reader. I can tell her what upsets me a million times, and she still does it. After a while I just shut down. I get tired of telling her over and over. What can I do to make her more sensitive?

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  • Anouk

    Posted on June 14, 2012

    I won’t accept lack of communication from anyone, be they friend, family, or otherwise. If you’re an adult, you should know how to communicate with other adults.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted on September 24, 2013

    worst thing is when they say nothing then follow it u with ‘I thought you of all people would understand’
    its really hurtful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted on September 24, 2013

    My girlfriend know I would never hurt her and then yesterday she goes all cold on me and starts getting upset cos I haven’t read whatever is in her mind. so I ask her to tell me whats up and talk to me she says she doesn’t like how im talking — so then I say okay no worries we can talk about it when she is ready. guess what.. then she gets upset and starts saying she though me of all people would understand!.. understand what? I asked??? you haven’t said anything??!?!!? geeeeze…

    it really annoyed and upset me too cos I would do anything to make sure she is okay and if I know the problem I can try to make her happy by removing it or fixing it but by not telling me and then slamming me with her disappointed ‘ I thought you would understand’ on top it just felt really unfair.

    dammed if I ask and dammed if I don’t.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted on July 11, 2014

    My wife expects me to read her mind.
    Yet, when she gets mad that I don’t, she thinks she has to spell it out in painstaking detail as to why she’s upset. And she always has some justification for it, no matter if I tell her that it hurts that she treats me like that. Sometimes, I say nothing and try to think of a way to tell her later. But she inevitably will see something’s bothering me, so I’ll try to talk to her calmly about it, only to be met with hostility, arguing and belittlement for even thinking that I should be upset. Again, she creates some justification for why I’m wrong and why she can treat me the way she treats me. I’m hurting so bad in this relationship as of late.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted on October 7, 2014

    Hi everyone i deffo need help im being accused of reading minds by 200 work mates it don’t stop their my relatives just started to think the same and all it is i just think different to everyone else more less same as bill gates.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted on November 21, 2015

    I kave been subjected to the “how dare you not read my mind” treatment enough times to conclude that the real problem of the accusers is their immaturity. They think everything revolves around them,including you>

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